Former Major League Baseball Cy Young winner Trevor Bauer was already facing sexual assault allegations from three different women, but now a fourth is coming forward with a lawsuit against the pitcher.
According to documents obtained by ESPN, the woman – who ESPN has decided not to name in its report – said that she had an “unplanned pregnancy” after Trevor Bauer “violently sexually assaulted” her back in December 2020.
The details of the incident are below and we warn you are disturbing and graphic.
The woman has accused Bauer of holding a “jagged steak knife to her throat” and choking her multiple times during visits to his house in Scottsdale, Arizona. She also claims that Bauer forcibly removed her clothes, sexually assaulted her, and slapped her on Dec. 13, 2020, before using her braids “as a rope to choke me unconscious with my hair.” In an amended complaint that was filed on Tuesday, she claims that the encounter resulted in an unplanned pregnancy.
The woman claims that Bauer “instructed that she should not keep any records about what had occurred, including the pregnancy, and that they should keep it private between themselves.”
Bauer has denied the allegations and countersued the woman for fraud, claiming that she is attempting to harass and extort money from him. In the court filings, Bauer’s attorney described the incident as “a single sexual encounter” that he claims was “consensual.”
For those looking in need of assistance the National Sexual Assault Hotline can be reached at 1-800-656-4673